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Pre-intermediate level


Students are going to learn functional Language for a visit to a doctor. The lesson starts with a display of two kids with one showing excitement and the other feeling sick and the students are asked how they are feeling. The Ss then do an exercise matching different illness to photos in pairs. Then they complete an exercise from a listening text. Teacher gets some functional language from the text and clarifies MAFP. Students work again in pairs on a controlled practice exercise which is followed by a freer practice exercise with Ss role playing a doctor and patient. T conducts OCFB and DEC.


Main Aims

  • To introduce and provide practice of functional language for a visit to the doctor.

Subsidiary Aims

  • To enable and encourage Ss to develop their develop listening skills for gist in a conversation at the doctor's and speaking skills in a role play about about a visit to the doctor


Warmer/Lead-in (5-7 minutes) • To set lesson context and engage Ss while activating their knowledge of the topic

-T greets Ss and welcomes them to the session especially first-timers. -T shares a screen and asks Ss how they're feeling. Excited or tired and sick? -T leads Ss into the next lead-in exercises where they will match different illnesses to photos. -T shares screen of task, gives instructions, ICQs Ss, demos the activity and then sends the Ss into BORs to complete the task. -T conducts OCFB

Presentation through text (Text work) (5-6 minutes) • To set the context for Ss to understand and use the lesson's functional language

-T shares his screen and informs Ss they'll listen to a doctor talking to two patients and answer the questions individually. -T ICQs Ss on the instructions, sends the google link and confirms they can open it -T plays audio and activity is completed. -T sends Ss into BORS to compare their answers. -T conducts OCFB and transitions to the next activity.

Clarification (8-10 minutes) • To cover MAFP of the functional language

-T informs Ss that 'we're going to cover understanding of the lesson's TL'. -T opens zoom WB and writes(pastes) a few sentences and questions from the text. Doctor: - What’s the matter? Patient:-I’ve got a headache. -I’ve caught a cold. -I have a broken leg. Doctor: -How long have you had this problem? -Take some medicine. -T CCQs Ss to check and clarify meaning of TL. -T covers FORM, PRONUNCIATION and APPROPRIACY of the functional language with a few structures on the WB.

Controlled practice (6-8 minutes) • To provide controlled practice of the functional language

-T informs Ss they're going to work in pairs and put sentences in the correct order to make a conversation between a doctor and a patient. (6mins) -T shares his screen of the activity, gives the Ss instructions on the task and ICQs Ss. -T demos task by eliciting the first number from the Ss -T sends Ss to BORs to complete the activity together and this helps provide peer-scaffolding. -T closes BORs and conducts OCFB.

Freer Practice (6-8 minutes) • To allow students to employ the TL in freer practice

-T shares a screen of a doctor and a patient and informs Ss of the role play activity. -T nominates a Ss and demos the task. Informs them it's a 5mins activity and they'll do it in pairs. -T ICQs Ss (Do you use formal or informal language? formal) and sends them to BORs. -T monitors Ss while they act out the role play and notes down errors for DEC -T closes closes BORs and transitions to DEC

Feedback/Delayed Error Correction (6-6 minutes) • To provide Ss with FB on the completion of the task and language

-T informs Ss that we're going to look into some errors made during the freer practice activity. -T opens WB and writes some examples produced during FP. (Both correct and sentences with errors and Ss have to say which are correct and which are wrong) -T nominates a Ss to point out the correct structures and confirms with peers. -T elicits correction of errors from Ss, conducts OCFB while highlighting pronunciation and lexical errors too featured in the sentences. -T thanks Ss for a great session and closes

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